I have noticed that about the last 10 days or so I have been itchy all over .... and I am especially itchy on my thighs!!! When I went to the restroom last night I noticed that I have more small finger print size purple bruises then normal on my thighs. I have noticed in the last few years I have been bruising very easily with little tiny finger print sized bruises that last a long time. The tiny bruises that I tend to get are usually on my legs ... especially on my thighs ... but I do get them on my forearms as well. However, in the middle of the night as I tossed and turned I noticed my left thigh hurt as if it was really bruised BADLY. I went to the restroom and saw the oddest bruise ever. It is bigger then my palm and is different shades of red. When you look closely, though, you can see that the pores within the bruise are a dark purple .... many dark purple pinpoint spots. This bruise is freaky and much bigger then my typical bruising. This one is extremely tender too. My whole thigh is tender today. I really wonder if this is associated with the flank pain and abdominal pain attack I had yesterday evening.
I have been having other complications in the last month and I am not sure if any might be related, but I am going to share a few. I have been having hypertension that began suddenly in 2009 and tachycardia that began mid May. At night I am having palpitations and occasional chest pain as well which have sent me to ER a couple of times. They say my ECG's appear normal with only minor irregularities along with the Tachycardia. They said that I was having flattened T Waves but that is nothing to be concerned about. My heart has given me MUCH trouble and I am practically bedrest and still have hours where my heart rate is 110. I can't even think about going outside during the day as the heat drives my heart crazy now. I am waiting to get into a cardiologist as we speak. Also, my headaches have been worse then usual this last month and it seems that I spend half my day extremely nauseous but never throw up.
Also, I have had kidney stones many times and last night I started having lower back pain that wrapped around to the right lower abdomen. It was similar to prior kidney stone attacks but not near as severe. Last night I was wondering if I was maybe passing a SMALL stone as I can still urinate and I am not crippled with pain as I am with a larger stone. The pain was similar to the stone pain ... intense and deep as stones can be.
I have a long and complicated medical history but these bruises are the new and latest mystery.
I put the photos to these odd bruises and marks, but they are in my albums if you want to look at them.
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